Mental Health Technician

Job ID
2017-2283
# of Openings
3
Hospital/Program
Southern Maryland Hospital Center - MedStar
Position Category
Support Staff

Overview

Come work with a great team!  Diamond Healthcare, the manager of behavioral health services for MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital and has openings for a Mental Health Technician. 

 

The Mental Health Technician is a key position that provides direct patient care, monitors patient's physical and emotional needs and administratively supports the psychiatric program.

  • Assists in maintaining medical records
  • Monitors patient interactions and safety 
  • Provides clerical support
  • Assists in patient data collection
  • Provides patient information as a member of the interdisciplinary team
  • Utilizes knowledge of verbal and non-verbal communication skills to provide targeted therapeutic interventions with patients.
  • Transports patients to outside appointments, if necessary

Requirements/Qualifications

The ideal candidate will possess:

 

  • Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent is required and a Bachelors degree and Maryland CNA license is strongly preferred
  • 1+ years of work experience in a psychiatric / chemical dependency facility preferred
  • Familiarity with medical and psychiatric terminology
  • Excellent verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to build positive and respectful rapport with patients, families and peers
  • Works well in a busy team environment

EOE

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